Take the self hearing test

A “yes” response to an item is awarded 4 points; “sometimes”, 2 points;
and a “no”, 0 points.

  1. Does a hearing problem cause you to feel embarrassed when meeting new people?
  2. Does a hearing problem cause you to feel frustrated when talking to members of your family?
  3. Do you have difficulty hearing when someone speaks in a whisper?
  4. Do you feel handicapped by a hearing problem?
  5. Does a hearing problem cause you difficulty when visiting friends, relatives, or neighbors?
  6. Does a hearing problem cause you difficulty at movies, the theatre, or religious services?
  7. Does a hearing problem cause you to have arguments with family members?
  8. Does a hearing problem cause you difficulty when listening to TV?
  9. Do you feel that any difficulty with your hearing limits or hampers your personal or social life?
  10. Does a hearing problem cause you difficulty when in a restaurant with relatives or friends?

A score in excess of 10 suggests a need for referral to an audiologist for a complete hearing evaluation.